Friday, July 4, 2014
Coming off two wins over Lake City, Post 114’s Senior American Legion in Georgetown hosted the 2014 Palmetto Legion Invitational Tournament June 27-29.
On the first evening of play, Georgetown Post 114 faced off against Post 11 from Frederick, Md.
In the first inning, Frederick decided to test All-State catcher Seth Wall’s arm by attempting to steal second with their first man on base. They failed.
The game remained scoreless until Georgetown’s Kevin Kies singled to knocked in a run.
Frederick came roaring back with four runs in the top of the fifth, but the real action came in the bottom of the fifth.
After a walk and two singles, Seth Wall smacked a double down the third base line for three RBIs.
Frederick’s pitching then completely fell apart. They walked the next three batters, and beaned the fourth, eventually racking up eight walked batters, most of them with the bases loaded.
Crucial throwing errors also allowed runners to advance and score, and a wild pitch negated a strikeout and allowed a run to score.
Post 11 changed pitchers four times in the half-inning, and Georgetown scored 11 runs on only four hits.
Frederick added a run in the sixth inning.
Georgetown lost game two 5-1 to Excelsior, game three against Goose Creek was rained out, and Georgetown lost the final game to Sumter.
Getting back into regular season play on July 1, Georgetown suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Conway Post 111, rallying in the eighth to tie the game, and almost overcoming Conway’s two-run lead in the ninth.
Despite the loss, Post 114 will advance to the playoffs, which will begin July 7.